Wew haven't posted for a wee while, but this article is one that is worth mentioning with the start of Youth Mental Health week in the Arklow Bay hotel next Monday morning. By way of an introduction here are the following words of wisdom:
We haven't wrote a blog in a while and we understand this blog may not be apt for all our friends and community. However there is an overly smelly elephant in the room that needs to be addressed. We cannot deglorify the session but we are in no way condoning it. Yet what we can do is attempt to accommodate and help some people that may have delved into The Sesh a bit too deep. Without your mental health you have no health.
You mans of the Sesh
A HUGE Thank You to the Management and Staff of the Sue Ryder Community Shop in the Arklow Recycling Centre who donated the proceeds from the shop for all of last week to us.
The €254 raised will go towards projects for the Youth of Arklow and surrounding areas.
The Sue Ryder Community Week August 8th to August 12th
This weeks Sue Ryder Community Week is in aid of Crosscare's East Wicklow Youth Services/The vault Youth Centre.
All proceeds of purchases made in the shop located in the Arklow Recycling Centre will go towards this worthy cause and will assist in bringing much needed services to the youth of East and South County Wicklow.
We operate in the areas of Ashford, Wicklow, Arklow, Avoca, Aughrim, Tinahealy, Rathdrum Etc...
Please donate your saleable and unwanted bits and bobs for the shop during this week and have a browse- you'll be surprised what you might find at a bargain price.
One of our team members will be on duty at the shop during the week, feel free to have a chat and find out more about us!
The Breakfast Club is on hold until the new term in September 2017.
To apply for a place for your child please contact St. John's Senior National School, Coolgreaney Road, Arklow.
Phone: 0402 32545
It is with great sadness that we have to announce the closure of the Vault Shop with effect from 3rd of February 2017
The shop has been a source of huge inspiration and hope to many young people who have passed through its doors as volunteers over the past 5 years and has been instrumental in changing the lives of those volunteers by giving them the experience and life skills they would not otherwise have obtained in the normal run of day to day living.
The staff of East Wicklow Youth Service have themselves given selflessly to this venture and we have enjoyed interacting with and supporting the young people in their endeavours to better themselves and to contribute back to the community they sprang from.
However, times change, and the trainees have moved on, which leaves us with a
program that does not fulfil the function we originally envisaged for it, which is to help and train young adults so as to better integrate into work in a modern society.
We as an organisation are also struggling to maintain the level of services we offer to all our other programs where we work with young people due to losing a number of very dedicated CE staff members in the past few months, whom we are having difficulty in replacing.
This means we do not have the resources to maintain certain services, and the heart breaking decision has had to be made to close the shop.
The closure affects not only us, but the many loyal and generous customers who have passed through the doors many times in the past.
To those customers, we say a huge THANK YOU for all your support and for your donations over the years without which we would not have been able to keep going.
We thank the CE staff past and present, the young volunteers who were a joy to work with, and the people of Arklow for their generous contributions and donations since the shop opened its doors.
Should you wish to inquire about any of the other services we provide, please go to our website on www.eastwicklowyouth.weebly.com or contact us on 0402 39646
Be Well Arklow
As-part of the Youth Mental Health Week, launched in the Arklow Bay Hotel on Monday 10th of October, we hosted the launch of Be Well Week - this is the official opening week!
We had a large number of young people join us in the Vault Youth Centre from 7-10 for information about Be Well with guest speakers, live music and more!
Among those in attendance was our newest Wicklow TD, Sinn Féin's John Brady.
We hope to see you all the the many events planned for the week ahead.
A huge THANK YOU to
and Deputy Manager Agnieska
from the Arklow store
Youth Worker Eddie Fitzgerald
with a cheque for €500 in their Bray store
on behalf of
East Wicklow Youth Services
as one of their
Nominated Charities for 2016.
The funds will go towards providing much needed resources and equipment for young people in the East Wicklow areas.
Come see us at the Enterprise Arklow Showcase in St. Marys College this Friday 5pm to 8pm and Saturday 11am to 2pm.
Enterprise Town will be hosted in the main
Providing Services and a place to go for the youth of Arklow and surrounding areas.
This blog is edited by Youth Worker Eddie Fitzgerald